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Fauna and Flora Conservation


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The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), has been working on and restoring island biodiversity for the past thirty years. The focus has been towards removing invasive species, replanting native vegetation, monitoring and reintroducing threatened bird and reptile species.

Volunteer activites:

  • Support plant, reptile and seabird restoration and research on Round Island
  • Ensure island biosecurity is maintained and to remove emergent threats caused by invasive species introductions
  • Assist when required, our reptile projects (skinks, geckos, snakes, tortoises) for the monitoring of island populations, assisting with reptile translocations and headstarting of young reptiles for release
  • Support the maintenance of island infrastructure, such as equipment, enclosures, field stations, etc.

Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Project title
Fauna and Flora Conservation

Project location

Dominique René

Year round

English is the working language but a French speaker with a basic understanding of English will be accepted

Who can volunteer?
Adults of both sexes 18+

6 months minimum

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation provides accommodation, work permits and field transport. However, as a volunteer on the project, you would need to cover your return airfare, comprehensive insurance, emergency fund and living costs whilst in Mauritius.


How to apply
Please send a CV (resume) and a covering letter (with the word ‘Islands\' followed by your surname and initials at the start of each file name), by email to:

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